Lisbon has been chosen as one of only 10 cities in the world to be been awarded with The Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI). Credits: Unsplash; This award was given for the first time ever in New York by Bloomberg Philanthropies in celebration of World Bike Day which took place on June 3.
As a result, Lisbon has now been awarded $400,000. This amount of money is planned to be used to help build high quality cycling infrastructure and better sustainable options for Lisbon residents and visitors. The aim of (BICI) is to help Lisbon increase the rate of cycling and promote well-being within the community by designing lanes in a way that could facilitate this. The award also includes the help of the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) who are experts on project development, designing cycling frameworks, data collection, and resident research.
Lisbon’s beautiful architecture comes with many pros but also cons especially for the cycling community, with its tight and steep cobbled streets, which aren’t the best for a cyclist commuting or a tourist exploring Lisbon. The help of the GDCI is really needed to be able to design bike lanes that will be accessible to all types of people.
In a press release, Skye Duncan, Executive Director of (GDCI) told The Portugal News : “Building safe, connected cycling networks is a universal need that benefits people’s physical health, mental health and well-being, just as much as it benefits the environment and economy.”
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